Top 6 Hire-Me Hair Styles
1. Curly Locks
The look: Forget Carmen rollers, curling irons made a comeback this season. Tight tendrils with lots of volume mean business!
How: Create bouncy curls by spiralling small sections of hair down a curling tong. The smaller the section, the more curl you achieve. Run your fingers through the curls to break them up and pump up the volume.
Expert tip: Small, tight curls are best to wear to work. Save the masses of mussed-up waves for after-hours.
Seen at: Christian Dior, Proenza Schouler, Chris Benz and Prabal Gurung
2. Top Knot
The look: Hair is slicked back into a classic bun and high topknot. Perfect for when you’re running late for work.
How: It’s the season’s easiest trend yet and placement is vital. Low-set ballet buns are classic but go high for a stronger, more confident knot.
Expert tip: The effect can look sexier when the bun looks undone. Rake it up with your fingers and secure lightly with pins.
Seen at: Vivienne Westwood, Temperley and Gucci
3. Braidy Bunch
The look: Braids are it. The runways saw a reinvention of the braid; a modern scalp-knit plait pulled super tight, and it’s perfect for work. Classic, romantic bed-head plaits were also on-trend – just save this look for the weekend.
How: Wear them close to the scalp or straight down your back. Get creative and weave plaits right around your hairline – either way, your tresses are bang-on.
Expert tip: On a night when you’re not doing anything, experiment! Your braids will benefit with experience.
Seen at: Todd Lynn, Jason Wu, Emilio Pucci and Nanette Lepore
4. Crimp Of The Crop
The look: Dig out your old ’80s crimper - bendy hair is back! Take this trend two ways: a supersized ’fro or half-crimped hair. The most workwearable crimp was definitely the half-head.
How: Start waves from the ear down, leaving the top head crimp-free. It’s a modern take on Madonna’s most favoured style.
Expert tip: To break-up crimps without getting frizzy, run serum through your hair with wide-spread fingers. This will help soften the look and smooth down the fl y-aways while still giving a cool crimp.
Seen at: Philip Lim, A Detacher, Prophetik, and Miu Miu
5. Chi Chi Chinigon
The look: Super sleek and shiny hair is slicked back into an elegant low bun. It’s a more glamorous alternative to the simple bun or topknot. Sleek, chic styles let your dress do the talking.
How: Loop the pony under the tail and cover that nasty hair band with a fastened strand of hair.
Expert tip: Hairspray is the secret here. Spray a folded tissue with it first, then smooth it over your hairstrands to tame fly-aways fast.
Seen at: Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana
6. Sleek ‘n’ Straight
The look: Imagine long glossy locks, slicked to the scalp, then left loose to go swish, swish, swish as you walk.
How: Dig out the gel and run it through clean hair on the scalp to control those fl y-away strands. Work in styling spray for extra hold and leave the rest of your straightened locks to hang free.
Expert tip: A straight blowdry is essential for creating this look, especially for naturally wavy or curly hair. Straighten the ends with a GHD to play it safe.
Seen on: Versace, D&G, Joseph, Miu Miu, Giorgio Armani